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Bottle Feeding

Breastfeeding your baby for the first six months allows for the best start in life as per the recommendation from the World Health Organisation.

However, when baby has been born early and/or born very poorly, breastfeeding can be challenging to start and prolong. Your baby needs milk for energy and growth and can be offered donor breast milk given by nasogastric tube, cup or bottle.

Modern manufacturing techniques have improved and researched in order to try and emulate mothers milk. Careful preparation of those milks is required so please read the instructions very carefully.

If you are going to bottle feed it is important to use the teats your baby will use at home before you are discharged. Please discuss bottles and teats with the nurses on the Neonatal Unit and with the infant feeding advisor to help you decide which teat is most appropriate for your baby.

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